Referral Factory: Launch and Run Your Own Referral Marketing Program

Any business with limited advertising and marketing budgets will tell you that referrals are their most lucrative channel for acquiring new customers. I love referrals because the businesses that I’ve worked understand my strengths and can recognize with their colleagues need assistance that I can provide. Not to mention that the person referring me is already trusted and their recommendation carries a ton of weight. It’s no wonder that referred customers buy sooner, spend more,

Social Web Suite: A Social Media Management Platform Built for WordPress Publishers

If your company is publishing and not utilizing social media effectively to promote the content, you’re truly missing out on quite a bit of traffic. And… for better results, each post could really use some optimization based on the platform you’re utilizing. Currently, there are just a few options for automated publishing from your WordPress site: The majority of social media publishing platforms have a feature where you can publish from an RSS feed. Optionally,

Imagen: Store, Manage, and Organize Video and Rich Media Content in this Agile DAM

DIgital Asset Management (DAM) platforms have been around for over a decade, enabling large corporations to store, manage, organize, and distribute their brand-approved rich media files. Here’s a great explainer video of how Imagen helps brands to better ingest and manage their assets: Imagen offers two DAM products: Imagen Go An agile digital asset managment platform to store and organize all your video and rich media content. Accessible remotely from any connected device for you to

AddEvent: Add to Calendar Service for Websites and Newsletters

At times, it’s often the simplest of tasks that cause web developers the biggest headaches. One of those is the simple Add to Calendar button you find on so many sites that work across key calendar programs online and via desktop applications. In their infinite wisdom, key calendaring platforms never agreed upon a standard fo distributing event details; as a result, each major calendar has its own format. Apple and Microsoft adopted .ics files as

Ambition: Gamification To Manage, Motivate, and Maximize Your Sales Team’s Performance

Sales performance is essential to any growing business. With an engaged sales team, they feel more motivated and connected to the organization’s goals and objectives. The negative impact of disengaged employees on an organization can be substantial — such as lackluster productivity, and wasted talent and resources. When it comes to the sales team specifically, a lack of engagement can cost businesses direct revenue. Businesses must find ways to actively engage sales teams, or risk

JungleScout: Tools and Training To Launch And Grow Your Sales On Amazon

There’s no understating the impact of Amazon on the retail and ecommerce. Not to mention the devastation that occurred in the retail industry due to the pandemic and the subsequent decision to lockdown the vast majority of small retailers. Today, more than 60 percent of consumers start their online shopping searches on Amazon. Amazon’s revenue from its marketplace sellers increased by more than 50 percent in 2020 compared to the previous year. 2021 Will Bring

What Are Buyer Personas? Why Do You Need Them? And How Do You Create Them?

While marketers often work to produce content that both differentiates them and describes the benefits of their products and services, they often miss the mark on producing content for each type of person that is buying their product or service. For instance, if your prospect is seeking a new hosting service, a marketer focused on search and conversions may be focused on performance while the IT director may be focused on the security features. It’s

What Is A Content Delivery Network (CDN)?

Although prices continue to drop on hosting and bandwidth, it can still be pretty expensive to host a website on a premium hosting platform. And if you’re not paying a lot, chances are that your site is pretty slow – losing your significant amounts of business. As you think about your servers hosting your site, they have to put up with many requests. Some of those requests may require your server to communicate with other